Managers' occupational stress in China : the role of self-efficacy

Chang-qin LU, Oi-ling SIU, Cary L. COOPER

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    Abstract

    The role of self-efficacy, an individual difference variable, in occupational stress research is seldom discussed, and is even rarely examined in Chinese societies. This study investigates the relationships between stressors, managerial self-efficacy (MSE) and work-related strains (job satisfaction, physical strain, and psychological strain). A total of 450 enterprise managers in eight cities of the People's Republic of China completed a battery of structured questionnaires. The results of the study generally support that total stressors was negatively related to job satisfaction, physical strain, and psychological strain. Furthermore, MSE was statistically significantly related to strains in that respondents with high levels of MSE reported higher levels of job satisfaction, lower levels of physical strain and psychological strain than did those with low MSE. Related to the moderating effects of MSE on stressor-strain relationship, only significant moderating effect was found in predicting physical strain, as demonstrated by a series of hierarchical regressions while controlling for age, tenure, and position levels and educational levels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherCentre for Public Policy Studies
    Number of pages25
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

    Publication series

    NameCentre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series
    PublisherLingnan University
    No.141

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    self-efficacy
    manager
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    job satisfaction
    regression
    questionnaire
    society

    Bibliographical note

    The paper was finished when the first author was visiting the Department of Politics and Sociology, Lingnan University in August 2003 by the China Fund.

    Keywords

    • Occupational Stress
    • Manager
    • Self-efficacy
    • Stressors
    • Strains
    • China

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    LU, C., SIU, O., & COOPER, C. L. (2003). Managers' occupational stress in China : the role of self-efficacy. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; No. 141). Hong Kong: Centre for Public Policy Studies.
    LU, Chang-qin ; SIU, Oi-ling ; COOPER, Cary L. / Managers' occupational stress in China : the role of self-efficacy. Hong Kong : Centre for Public Policy Studies, 2003. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; 141).
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    Hong Kong : Centre for Public Policy Studies, 2003. (Centre for Public Policy Studies Working Paper Series; No. 141).

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